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Mariko Anno

Instrument/Discipline: Nohkan, Ko-tsuzumi, Ō-tsuzumi, Taiko, Shimai and Utai (Genre: Nohkan, Noh) 
Ha/Kai (流派/会):  Issō-ryū, Kō-ryū, Takayasu-ryū, Komparu-ryū, Kita-ryū 

Home Address:  Wilmette, IL 60091

Employment: Lake Forest College
Work Address:  555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Work Phone: 847-735-5131  
Email 1: annomariko@gmail.com
Email 2: anno@mx.lakeforest.edu  
Website:  http://annomariko.wordpress.com/

Do you teach? Yes

Do you perform? Yes

Additional information:

Mariko Anno is a bilingual, bicultural Japanese American from Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku) and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research explores the musical aspects of traditional and contemporary noh. 

On scholarships from Monbukagakushô and Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation, Anno spent seven years researching noh in Tokyo. She is a specialist in the noh flute and well versed in the musical aspects of noh including ko-tsuzumiō-tsuzumi, taiko, shimai, and utai. She is a member of the English noh troupe, Theatre Nohgaku, and has performed with them in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and the U.S. In addition, Anno teaches noh flute at Bloomsburg University’s summer program, The Noh Training Project, in Pennsylvania. She is a certified American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) teacher.